Like any part of your home, residential irrigation systems need an eventual upgrade to perform optimally. With advances in irrigation technology or changes you’ve made to your lawn, a new irrigation system or upgrade will help maintain performance and save you from more costly changes down the road.
It may be time to consider an upgrade if your lawn has undergone any of the following changes or is exhibiting any of the following signs that your current irrigation system is not functioning properly:
- A new garden or lawn feature
- An increase to the size of your lawn
- New plantings that have different watering requirements
- Dead spots in your lawn appear that did not occur previously
- Water bill has drastically increased
- Insects or fungi are now present in your lawn where they were not before
Based on the changes to your lawn, there are several updates you can make to your irrigation system. One of the more popular upgrades we see is the use of technology that monitors soil and weather and automates when to water your lawn based on these conditions. These controllers monitor weather and decide how much water to put out.
Smart controllers take the guesswork out of watering your lawn and save you time you would spend monitoring and adjusting the system on your own. They will also save you money in the long run. With constant monitoring, the system will know just how much water is needed for your lawn on any given day.
A typical sprinkler system lasts up to 20 years with proper maintenance, but the individual parts of a system, such as sprinkler heads, will last around 10 to 15 years. You should have a professional inspect your system at least once a year to make sure it’s in good condition and working properly.
At Challenger Irrigation, we are experienced in making recommendations regarding existing irrigation systems in Hernando, Paco, Pinellas, and Citrus Counties. Please call our office to schedule an appointment for us to visit your property today.